Ginger Root

Ginger is a spice that originated in Southern Asia during ancient times. For centuries, the root of this herbaceous plant (Zingiber officinale) has been coveted for its medicinal properties and culinary uses. Today, ginger root is still sought after for its health benefits and healing properties. Supplementing your diet with ginger root can provide natural relief for many conditions, without the negative side-effects sometimes associated with pharmaceutical drugs.

Largely because of its versatility in helping with a variety of ailments, itt is often a part of multi-supplements like Elimidrol, which seek to help provide relief for multiple symptoms.

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Ginger root contains a powerful compound called gingerol, which is a known anti-inflammatory. Regularly adding ginger root to your diet can minimize the inflammation associated with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, resulting in reduced joint pain and greater ease of mobility. The Arthritis Foundation recommends taking ginger capsules for the greatest benefit.

Muscle Soreness
If you work out regularly, you know that strenuous exercise can cause muscle soreness or inflammation. This is the body’s normal response to exercise-induced muscle injury. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, ginger root has the ability to reduce the pain and muscle soreness associated with exercise. Research (like this 2010 study published in the Journal of Pain) has shown that people who consume ginger on a regular basis experience reduced pain and soreness after strenuous exercise.

Ginger has long been valued for its ability to ease the discomforts associated with indigestion, such as bloating, flatulence, and heartburn. Symptoms of indigestion are caused when there is delayed emptying of the stomach. The potent compounds in ginger seem to promote digestion and the movement of food through the gastrointestinal system. Taking ginger root with meals will stimulate healthy digestion and counteract indigestion.

Menstrual Cramps
Many women experience painful cramps during menstruation. Uncomfortable cramping can be caused by an overage or imbalance of the hormone, prostaglandin, which is produced during menstruation. Ginger has been found to be a natural regulator of prostaglandins, thus it can be quite effective in relieving the pain of menstrual cramps. has cited several studies in which ginger was proven to be comparable to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, when it comes to treating menstrual cramps.

Poor Circulation
Poor blood circulation can cause many issues including fatigue, hair loss, numbness, and sexual dysfunction. Lifestyle choices, like smoking and lack of exercise, can cause poor circulation. If your job keeps you sitting in front of a computer all day, that can also impair blood circulation. Luckily, ginger can help. It is a known vasodilator, meaning it opens the blood vessels and allows more blood to flow through. Supplementing your diet with ginger root can have a positive effect on blood circulation.

Ginger root is an effective and natural remedy and highly popular among herbalists because of its ability to treat a range of health issues.